Report: Borussia Dortmund agree loan deal for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Newcastle on January 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

The Belgian’s move to Germany could trigger a succession of striker moves.

Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Newcastle on January 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

BBC Sport is reporting that a deal is in place for Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi to move on loan to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season.

The Belgian’s impending move to the Bundesliga could trigger a succession of striker moves with Dortmund happy to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal once a replacement is through the door, according to BBC Sport.

And Arsenal's Olivier Giroud could take the transfer activity full circle by swapping the Emirates Stadium for Stamford Bridge, ending Chelsea’s search for a target man.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Southampton,...

Batshuayi joined the Blues from Marseille in the summer of 2016 but has struggled to earn the trust of manager Antonio Conte, starting just four Premier League matches.

BBC Sport understands that discussions had taken place between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur over a swap deal involving Batshuayi and Fernando Llorente, which now appears to be off the table.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nicosia at Wembley Stadium on December...

Having been a serial substitute for the last 18 months, the 24-year-old would not have wanted to go from being Alvaro Morata’s deputy, to performing the same role for Harry Kane.

Batshuayi should get more regular football stepping into Aubameyang’s shoes at Dortmund and will hope to find the sort of form which will earn him a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad.

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